CBS News apologies from Turkiye
The channel management apologized after the warning to CBS News television that Istanbul was portrayed as Greek territory.
After the warning letter sent by Fahrettin Altun, Head of Communications to the Presidency of Turkiye, to the US-based CBS News television, regarding the portrayal of Istanbul as Greek territory, an apology letter was received from the channel management.
According to the statement made by the Presidency of Turkiye Communications Directorate, CBS News channel management apologized for its mistake regarding Turkiye and Istanbul in a map shown in its news about the Russia-Ukraine war.
The following statements were included in the apology letter of the channel management:“This graphic, which incorrectly shows Istanbul as part of Greece and not Turkey, was corrected as soon as the error was brought to our attention.
Thank you for reaching out and giving us the opportunity to apologize on behalf of CBS News."
Presidency's Director of Communications Altun, in an article by CBS News on the passage of Russian warships through the Straits, had sought to promptly correct this mistake and make the necessary explanation, after he made disinformation activities by showing Istanbul as Greek territory.
Altun emphasized that necessary measures should be taken to avoid any steps that could open up Turkiye's territorial integrity to discussion.